From the same magazine as “All Guitars” we have the Tellus #13 compilation,and the theme is “Power Electronics”. An Industrial sub-genre that, unfortunately, Americans were spectacularly shit at. Most of this tape can just about fit in the Old School Industrial bracket,which by 1986 was pretty old hat. Either that or its just plain old experimental soundscape’s. Cassette culture never really established itself in the USA until '86,and highlights the difficulties of that country to advance artistically due to the isolation of the various inspired communities across that great vast landscape landscape that sadly suggests Country music rather than Power Electronics. Even though the prototype of Punk first started gestating in downtown New York, it needed to be imported into Washington DC,and Los Angeles from the UK,and the rest of America from MTV. The same happened with Industrial Music,although that was almost completely 100% British; the second Industrial Revolution if you will? This of course causes a time delay of around 6 or 7 years,and explains why Americans still prefer just to 'Rock Out',as they like to scream from time to time.
Merzbow is about the only genuine Power Electronic track on here, and he's Japanese. Controlled Bleeding is sort of battery Powered electronics Lite, Rhys Chatham isn't even in the Industrial camp at all,and Joseph Nechvatal, is intellectualised Plunderphonia!....check his other tapes here!
|A1||–Maybe Mental||Look At The Clown||3:50|
|A3||–Amor Fati||Will To Live||3:40|
|A5||–Rhys Chatham||Excerpt From XS||2:20|
|A6||–Psyclones||Excerpt From Between Space||5:00|
|A7||–Blackhouse||One Nation Under God||3:00|
|A8||–Joseph Nechvatal||How To Kill||0:50|
|A9||–Master/Slave Relationship||The Heaviest||3:30|
|B1||–Maybe Mental||Memories Of My Birth||4:37|
|B2||–Architects Office||AD 301.5||1:00|
|B4||–Mojo (3)||The Fighters Distance (Excerpt)||2:40|
|B5||–Coup De Grace||Your Children||2:40|
|B6||–Le Syndicat||Putrefied Brain (Excerpt)||2:10|
|B7||–Mitch Corber||The Sirens||4:50|
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